Last days for holiday travellers to vote in the Bennelong by-election

Updated: 12 December 2017

People who are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong and will be away from home this Saturday (16 December), must act now to vote before they leave. 

The Australian Electoral Officer for New South Wales, Warwick Austin said it is important that Bennelong residents don’t forget about voting when organising their travel plans.

“If you live in Bennelong and you’re getting away early for holidays this year, make sure you vote this week,” Mr Austin said.

“Voting in the by-election is compulsory for every Bennelong elector and it is important to have your say in who will represent you in the House of Representatives.”

Early voting centres are available this week until Friday 15 December at:

Early voting centre opening hours at both centres are:
Locations Opening times

53 Beecroft Rd

West Ryde
1A Mellor Street

Tuesday 12 December
08:30am – 17:30pm
Wednesday  13 December
08:30am – 18:00pm
Thursday      14 December
08:30am – 17:30pm
Friday            15 December
08:30am – 18:00pm

For people who are already away from home, an early vote may also be cast at any AEC office elsewhere in NSW or interstate until 6pm on Friday.

On by-election day 16 December, voting will only be available in polling places within the Division of Bennelong.

For further details about the Bennelong by-election, including polling place locations, visit the Bennelong by-election page or call the AEC on 13 23 26.

Editors’ notes:

  • As at 11 December over 8,000 people had cast an early vote in the Bennelong by-election following the opening of early voting on 28 November 2017.